52 images from Ipswich Town's 2-2 draw with Morecambe

Joe Pigott encourages team-mates Lee Evans and Conor Chaplin to stop speaking with referee Craig Hic

Joe Pigott encourages team-mates Lee Evans and Conor Chaplin to stop speaking with referee Craig Hicks. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller

Ipswich Town drew 2-2 with Morecambe on the opening day of the League One season.

The Blues earned their point the hard way, with Macauley Bonne stepping off the bench to score a stoppage time equaliser to rescue a point, after Cole Stockton had twice given the visitors the lead.

Scott Fraser netted Town's first equaliser, also scoring on his debut on a day when more than 21,000 supporters packed into Portman Road for the first game since the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.

Steve Waller captured the best of the action.

Wes Burns celebrates with Scott Fraser.

Wes Burns celebrates with Scott Fraser. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Kane Vincent-Young and Wes Burns celebrate with Scott Fraser after he had scored to level the game 1

Wes Burns (centre) believes Ipswich Town can still win the League One title this season. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Lee Evans celebrates Scott Frasers goal.

Lee Evans celebrates Scott Frasers goal. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

A Town fan celebrates after

A Town fan celebrates after - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Kane Vincent-Young is brought down by Jonah Ayunga.

Kane Vincent-Young is brought down by Jonah Ayunga. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Kane Vincent-Young heads for the referee making a point about how many times he has been fouled.

Kane Vincent-Young heads for the referee making a point about how many times he has been fouled. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Kane Vincent-Young hens for the referee making a point about how many times heÕs been fouled.

Kane Vincent-Young hens for the referee making a point about how many times heÕs been fouled. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Lee Evans with a free-kick.

Lee Evans with a free-kick. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Kane Vincent-Young is fouled by Liam Gibson.

Kane Vincent-Young is fouled by Liam Gibson. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Scott Fraser fires in a free-kick.

Scott Fraser fires in a free-kick. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Kane Vincent-Young drives towards goal.

Kane Vincent-Young drives towards goal. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Anthony OConnor ensures Joe Pigott cannot compete for the high ball, as Cole Stockton heads clear fr

Anthony OConnor ensures Joe Pigott cannot compete for the high ball, as Cole Stockton heads clear from a Town corner. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Lee Evans vents his frustration at referee Craig Hicks.

Lee Evans vents his frustration at referee Craig Hicks. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Joe Pigott encourages team-mates Lee Evans and Conor Chaplin to stop speaking with referee Craig Hic

Joe Pigott encourages team-mates Lee Evans and Conor Chaplin to stop speaking with referee Craig Hicks. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller

Scott Fraser levels for Town.

Scott Fraser levels for Town. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Scott Fraser celebrates with team-mate Wes Burns after scoring to level the score at 1-1.

Scott Fraser celebrates with team-mate Wes Burns after scoring to level the score at 1-1. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller

Town players in a minutes applause for the late Paul Mariner.

Town players in a minutes applause for the late Paul Mariner. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Scott Fraser scores to level the game 1-1.

Scott Fraser scores to level the game 1-1. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller

Macauley Bonne (left of picture) turns to celebrate after scoring to level the game at 2-2.

Macauley Bonne (left of picture) turns to celebrate after scoring to level the game at 2-2. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller

Kane Vincent-Young is fouled by Liam Gibson.

Kane Vincent-Young is fouled by Liam Gibson. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Lee Evans goes to ground under pressure from Toumani Diagouraga.

Lee Evans goes to ground under pressure from Toumani Diagouraga. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

A healthy crowd in attendance for the opening league fixture.

A healthy crowd in attendance for the opening league fixture. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Rekeem Harper is just beaten to the ball by Morecambe keeper Kyle Letheren.

Rekeem Harper is just beaten to the ball by Morecambe keeper Kyle Letheren. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Town fans waving flags after the final whistle.

Town fans waving flags after the final whistle. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Fans applaud after the final whistle.

Fans applaud after the final whistle. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Macauley Bonne kisses the Town badge on his shirt after scoring.

Macauley Bonne kisses the Town badge on his shirt after scoring. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller

Wes Burns and Rekeem Harper celebrate with Macauley Bonne after he had scored to secure a draw for T

Wes Burns and Rekeem Harper celebrate with Macauley Bonne after he had scored to secure a draw for Town. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

James Norwood heads over the bar deep in stoppage time.

James Norwood heads over the bar deep in stoppage time. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Fans singing after the final whistle.

Fans singing after the final whistle. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Town fans at the Morecambe game.

Town fans at the Morecambe game. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

A Blue Action banner on display amongst Town fans.

A Blue Action banner on display amongst Town fans. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Two fans at the final whistle.

Two fans at the final whistle. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Two fans at the final whistle.

Two fans at the final whistle. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

A Town fan pictured after the final whistle.

A Town fan pictured after the final whistle. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Town fans applaud at the final whistle.

Town fans applaud at the final whistle. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

A distraught Toto Nsiala heads back to the changing rooms after suffering a first half injury.

A distraught Toto Nsiala heads back to the changing rooms after suffering a first half injury. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Town manager Paul Cook looks on.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook looks on during an opening day 2-2 home draw with Morecambe. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Wes Burns on the ball.

Wes Burns on the ball. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Conor Chaplin on the ball against Morecambe.

Conor Chaplin started on the opening day against Morecambe, but was unavailable through injury at Burton. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Lee Evans battles with Shane McLoughlin.

Lee Evans (right) and Rekeem Harper are starting to build a good relationship in midfield. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Lee Evans in a battle with Cole Stockton.

Lee Evans in a battle with Cole Stockton. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Morecambe team manager Stephen Robinson.

Morecambe team manager Stephen Robinson. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Cole Stockton (9) celebrates scoring his and Morecambes second.

Cole Stockton (left) celebrates scoring one of his two goals for Morecambe on the opening day at Portman Road. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Janoi Donacien in action against Morecambe.

Janoi Donacien in action against Morecambe. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Macauley Bonne celebrates after scoring to level the game at 2-2.

Macauley Bonne celebrates after scoring to level the game at 2-2. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Macauley Bonne celebrates after scoring to level the game at 2-2.

Macauley Bonne has been named Ipswich Town's Player of the Month for August. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Liam Gibson drags back Wes Burns.

Liam Gibson drags back Wes Burns. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Scott Fraser appeals to referee Craig Hicks.

Scott Fraser appeals to referee Craig Hicks. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Macauley Bonne wheels away after scoring to level the game at 2-2.

Macauley Bonne wheels away after scoring to level the game at 2-2. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Macauley Bonne celebrates after scoring to level the game at 2-2.

Macauley Bonne celebrates after scoring to level the game at 2-2. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Macauley Bonne celebrates after scoring to level the game at 2-2.

Macauley Bonne celebrates after scoring to level the game at 2-2. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Macauley Bonne celebrates after scoring to level the game at 2-2.

Macauley Bonne celebrates after scoring to level the game at 2-2. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com


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